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Head Injury

This information was last checked in October 2015. Due for review October 2018.

This booklet provides information on head injury and concussion in adults. It provides information on the different levels of head injury and is divided into sections on minor head injuries and moderate to severe injuries. It also provides information on tests and investigations, possible treatments, recovery, rehabilitation and returning to everyday activities.

Sources of further support and information are listed in the Useful Contacts section. 

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  • You may also be interested in watching our What is a head injury? animation below which summarises the topics discussed in this publication or our short film Understanding head injury which brings in a personal perspective accompanied by a medical analysis of life after a head injury.